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Botox: Doctor busts myths, shares facts about the popular cosmetic treatment


Even though Botox has been tried and tested and has been around since ages, there are still myths surrounding it. Let’s bust some of these myths and get our facts right.

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Updated on Jul 07, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein commonly known as Botox. Botox has been used since a long time in dermatology for clinical as well as cosmetic purposes. Even though Botox has been tried and tested and has been around since ages, there are still myths surrounding it. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Hitasha Patil, MBBS, DDVL at Kaya Clinic in Pune’s Koregaon, busted some of these myths to help those opting for it get their facts right. (Gustavo Fring)

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Myth 1: Botox will give you a frozen or expressionless face. Fact: In the hands of a trained expert, you will retain action of your muscles, minimising only wrinkles giving you a natural look. (Shutterstock)

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Myth 1: Botox will give you a frozen or expressionless face. Fact: In the hands of a trained expert, you will retain action of your muscles, minimising only wrinkles giving you a natural look. (Shutterstock)

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Myth 2: Botox provides immediate results. Fact: Results are seen after 2-3 weeks of administration of Botox. (Photo-Shutterstock)

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Myth 2: Botox provides immediate results. Fact: Results are seen after 2-3 weeks of administration of Botox. (Photo-Shutterstock)

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Myth 3: Botox is only used for cosmetic purposes like reducing wrinkles.  Fact: Botox is also used for clinical indications like hyperhidrosis and temporomandibular joint (TMJ )disorders.  (Instagram)

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Myth 3: Botox is only used for cosmetic purposes like reducing wrinkles.  Fact: Botox is also used for clinical indications like hyperhidrosis and temporomandibular joint (TMJ )disorders.  (Instagram)

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Myth 4: Botox will give you droopy eyelid or crooked smile.  Fact: With the expertise of a dermatologist, people rarely have such experience. (Shutterstock)

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Myth 4: Botox will give you droopy eyelid or crooked smile.  Fact: With the expertise of a dermatologist, people rarely have such experience. (Shutterstock)

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Myth 5: Getting Botox done is a time consuming process Fact: Botox is a lunch time procedure and will require minimal time for administration. You now know that Botox is a very safe procedure. It’s simple and effective, get it done by a trained dermatologist to enjoy a smooth wrinkle free face. (Shutterstock)

Updated on Jul 07, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Myth 5: Getting Botox done is a time consuming process Fact: Botox is a lunch time procedure and will require minimal time for administration. You now know that Botox is a very safe procedure. It’s simple and effective, get it done by a trained dermatologist to enjoy a smooth wrinkle free face. (Shutterstock)

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